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05 Best Things to do Your First Time in Bangkok – The city of wonders and delights, never disappoints

This city offers visitors a little bit of everything, whether it is food, culture, history or even entertainment, you will never feel like you have nothing to do. Steel yourself and dive right into the midst of the beautiful and busy streets of Bangkok.


Enjoy a Chao Phraya River Boat Cruise

The Chao Phraya River, which is framed by Bangkok's many impressive manmade structures, is the city's most picturesque feature. And a boat trip is the ideal way to soak up the atmosphere and get a feel for the place. There is no way you should afford to miss this opportunity to take in some of Bangkok's most breathtaking sights.
A dinner boat down the river at sunset is the perfect way to spend an evening. This luxurious activity is often considered one of the intimate things to do when visiting Bangkok because of the enchanting ambience generated by the city's illuminated buildings, the twilight sky, and the Chao Phraya River.
Better yet, if you are staying at one of the Bangkok resorts such as the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort be sure to let them know that you'd like to arrange transport to get you to and from the cruise so that you can cap off the night with a touch of comfort as well.


Explore the Floating Market in Bangkok

These floating marketplaces of Bangkok are indeed the city's most treasured cultural relic, and it's easy to see why: hundreds of boats float on water, loaded with food and other things, creating a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for visitors. You can't get a true feel for the local culture without visiting these marketplaces.
A visit to these markets also provides numerous possibilities to photograph the local culture and customs. The experience is well worth it, despite the fact that these markets are typically crowded with people of all kinds out to enjoy the atmosphere.


Swim with sharks at Siam Ocean World

With its focus on aquatic life, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World brings a new dimension to Bangkok. There are many different types of aquatic life living in the 5,000 gallons (1,630,000 m3) of water at this Bangkok aquarium, making it the largest in all of Southeast Asia. It is an ideal place to visit, especially if you are travelling with kids, as the otherworldly ambience and the vast amounts of sea creatures are sure to mesmerize.


Visit The Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok, making it one of the must-see attractions in the city. Although the temple infrastructure is impressive in its own right because of its exquisite architecture and intricate embellishments. It's well known for hosting a massive reclining Buddha statue, which measures 46 metres in length and is covered in gold. The glistening idol, housed in a temple boasting palace-like furnishings, is sure to leave visitors speechless.


Enjoy a Relaxing Spa Treatment

Thai massages and spa treatments are highly regarded around the world for their relaxing and rejuvenating effects, so make time in Bangkok to treat yourself to one. Numerous massage parlours and spas throughout the city provide a variety of spa services so they are hard to miss.